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Christopher Chaplin is Jamaica’s New Honorary Consul in Philadelphia

Washington, DC – Jamaica has installed a new Honorary Consul, Christopher Chaplin to cover the country’s consular affairs in the state of Pennsylvania, from his base in Philadelphia.


Permits Filed for 160-05 Archer Avenue in Jamaica, Queens

Permits have been filed for a 24-story mixed-use building at 160-05 Archer Avenue in Jamaica, Queens. Located between 160th Street and Union Hall Street, the corner lot is two blocks east of the Jamaica Center-Parsons/Archer subway station, serviced by the E, J, and Z trains. Hugo Corvalan of Shorew


The Globalisation of Fast Food, Public Health and Why We Should Have Our Eye on Jamaica

In early April I visited Jamaica to attend the Destination Experience Visionaries Summit, an international business conference focused on inclusive, diverse and culturally authentic growth strategies. The theme of the event was timely, given Jamaica’s recent push for the expansion of “untapped” econ


Grand jury indicts Jamaica baby shower shooter

A Jamaica man accused of shooting and killing a man outside of a baby shower after an argument was indicted by a Queens grand jury on Thursday. Prosecutors say Lhosni Colot, 33, was involved in a dispute with 22-year-old Tymel West on the night of Nov. 3, 2018 outside of the Lebanon Lodge on Guy R.


Jamaica Experiencing Impressive 2019 with Record Breaking Arrivals and Accolades

MONTEGO BAY, Jamaica – Jamaica’s tourism sector is experiencing an unprecedented start to the year with record breaking arrival figures and earnings. In just nine weeks since the beginning of 2019, Jamaica has become the first Caribbean destination to welcome one million visitors during the period,


Half Moon: As Jamaica's Iconic Resort Turns 65, There's Much More To Come

Your 65th birthday has arrived. In many places and in many careers, you get to call it quits. Or you must. It all depends on how you view retirement, of course, but you’ve certainly earned kudos either way.


2019 Concacaf Gold Cup: United States draws Trinidad and Tobago, Panama, Guyana

The United States has drawn Trinidad and Tobago, Panama and Guyana in Group D of the 2019 Concacaf Gold Cup that will run from June 15 - July 7. The U.S. will likely feature Seattle Sounders forward Jordan Morris and midfielder Cristian Roldan, each of whom was a part of Head Coach Gregg Berhalter’s


Jamaica’s construction grows

The Jamaican construction industry saw growth of 3.7% in the fourth quarter of 2018 compared to the corresponding quarter in 2017, according to the Statistical Institute of Jamaica (STATIN).


Chief of Jamaica Defense Staff Inducted into US CGSC International Hall of Fame

Lieutenant General Rocky R Meade, Chief of Defense Staff at the Jamaica Defense Force, has been inducted into the United States Army Command and General Staff College (CGSC) International Hall of Fame at the Lewis and Clark Center in Fort Leavenworth, Kansas. Meade was one of three military leaders


Cocoa business tracks down dying man’s relative in Jamaica after desperate search

COCOA, Fla. — A desperate search for the family of a man clinging to life in a Brevard County hospital has led to the discovery of one of his relatives in Jamaica. Employees at the Budget Inn on King Street in Cocoa turned to social media to find family members of one of their own.


Education and the UN in Jamaica and the Caribbean

KINGSTON, Jamaica – Providing better education is considered the key to alleviating poverty, population growth and other social ills. Jamaica’s fee based system was described by one politician as “educational apartheid”.


Wind Farm Saves Jamaica $54M on Oil Imports, Energy Minister Says

Jamaican Energy Minister Fayval Williams said Wigton Windfarm Limited has saved the country’s government over $54 million on oil imports. The energy minister, speaking Friday at Wigton Windfarm’s Initial Public Offering (IPO) investor briefing at the Montego Bay Convention Centre in Rose Hall, St. J


Jamaica Plain Weather Forecast For The Week Ahead

JAMAICA PLAIN, MA — Here's your weather forecast for the week ahead, as reported by Darksky. Overcast throughout the day. Rain starting in the evening. Mostly cloudy throughout the day.


UK Based Dancehall Reggae Artist Mettal, testing his metal in Jamaica

KINGSTON, Jamaica – For the overseas dancehall/reggae artist, a major objective is making a mark in Jamaica. Several have succeeded, others have not been as lucky. Mettal, a mask-bound rapper from South London in the United Kingdom, is one of the latest to take a crack at the tough Jamaican market.


Jamaica’s cannabis gamble

WHEN JAMAICAN children catch a cold, mothers rub cannabis oil on their chests. Rastafarians smoke cannabis as a religious custom. Some believe that it grew on King Solomon’s tomb. Encouraged by the tropical climate, cannabis grows in many household gardens.


5 New Houses For Sale In The Jamaica Plain Area

JAMAICA PLAIN, MA — On the hunt for a new house, and want the latest information on what's available near you? Perhaps you could use some assistance finding the perfect place for you and your loved ones? Fear not! To keep you in the game, we here at Patch have compiled a fresh batch of new listings


Take a cannabis spirituality trip to Jamaica

There seems to be something in the air. You don’t have to be Rastafarian anymore to recognize the spiritual and sacramental value of cannabis or to incorporate it into your life.


Jamaica drops two places to eighth in 2019 press freedom ranking

Caroline Muscat, co-founder and editor of The Shift News, spoke on threats to Maltese media freedom at the launch of the Reporters Without Borders (RSF) 2019 World Press Freedom Index in London this morning.


Jamaica’s Tourism Minister Bartlett named PATWA advisor

Tourism Minister, Hon. Edmund Bartlett has accepted an invitation to become an advisor to international travel writers’ group — Pacific Area Travel Writers Association (PATWA).


Jamaica Hospital and Resorts World Casino executives help kids “Drop Everything and Read”

Resorts World Casino executives joined the Jamaica Hospital Medical Center Pediatric team on Friday dedicating their time to read books to children in observance of National Drop Everything and Read Day (D.E.A.R. Day).